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2018

How to connect Apple's AirPort Express to any router to make an AirPlay 2 streaming target

Wednesday August 29, 2018

Dig out your old Apple Airport Express and you can reconfigure it to make it an AirPlay 2 streaming target and stream music to any speaker you can hook up to it. AppleInsider digs one out.

iPhone most popular smartphone sold online in U.S., Amazon biggest phone retailer

Wednesday August 29, 2018

With online sales now 13 percent of the domestic smartphone market, Apple had 8 percent of sales in the second quarter, although iPhones remain the most popular phones both online and off.

The best external monitors for your Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

Wednesday August 29, 2018

If a MacBook Pro is your primary computer, you're probably going to want a big-screen monitor for your desktop. These are some of the top-rated options compatible with Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C, in no particular order.

ZENS launches all-aluminum wireless chargers ahead of AirPower

Wednesday August 29, 2018

ZENS has just launched a trio of new wireless chargers at IFA with aluminum bodies and at least one that is quite similar to Apple's forthcoming AirPower.

Purported first-generation iPhone prototypes hit eBay in suspect auctions

Wednesday August 29, 2018

A pair of concurrently active eBay auctions claim to be selling extremely rare first-generation iPhone prototypes Apple used for testing before introducing the game-changing smartphone in 2007. Bidder beware, however, as the listings are somewhat suspect, bearing identical descriptions, and in some cases identical pictures, despite being posted four days apart by two sellers in different countries.

Tesla debuts - then pulls - portable Qi wireless charger with ho-hum specs

Tuesday August 28, 2018

A new $65 iPhone charger, using the Qi standard, appeared on Tesla's website Tuesday -- but had mysteriously disappeared by the end of the night.

Huawei again estimated to have overtaken Apple as world's No. 2 smartphone vendor

Tuesday August 28, 2018

New market research further solidifies previous estimates that Apple has ceded its spot as the world's second-largest smartphone vendor to Chinese upstart Huawei, at least for now.

Tim Cook acquires $123M worth of vested Apple stock, sells $58M

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Apple CEO last week was granted 560,000 vested restricted stock, split between time- and performance-based awards, and in a subsequent selloff of the bonus gained nearly $58 million.

Intel's newly launched 8th-generation processors could power refreshed MacBook and MacBook Air

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Intel has revealed a collection of six U-series and Y-series processors in its 8th-generation lineup, with the group of notebook-oriented processors touting low operating temperatures and Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds, making them good candidates for use in a future MacBook or MacBook Air.

Apple now offers 30-minute one-on-one phone sessions to teach Photos editing

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Apple has silently started offering U.S. customers a chance to talk to a "Photos expert" for 30 minutes as a way of getting familiar with the app's editing tools, whether on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

Apple issues AirPort Express firmware update adding support for AirPlay 2

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Apple has quietly released a firmware update to the now-discontinued AirPort Express product line, introducing support for AirPlay 2 to the router ahead of the expected public release of iOS 12 this fall.

A history of the iPad Mini, from life to limbo

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Reports suggest that Apple will once again skip releasing a new iPad Mini in the fall event, indicating the product line is likely dead. AppleInsider takes a look back at the history of the iPad's compact sibling.

Apple issues second macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update for 2018 MacBook Pro users

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Apple has issued a second supplemental update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, a patch intended to be used by the latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, in order to improve the "stability and reliability" of the operating system.

How to use Keynote's hidden presentation features to hold your audience's attention

Tuesday August 28, 2018

It isn't enough to finely craft a Keynote presentation if it is poorly delivered, AppleInsider examines the many ways that Apple's Keynote can help improve how you actually present your slideshow to audiences.

Review: Eve Room 2 gives users climate monitoring and HomeKit Siri automation

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Eve Room was one of the first HomeKit products to hit the market. Now years later, Eve Systems is back with the updated version, the aptly named Eve Room 2.

AirPlay 2 coming next year to new Bose Home Speaker & Soundbar models

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Bose on Tuesday announced a trio of smartspeakers with Amazon's Alexa assistant, promising that support for Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming in "early 2019."

Today only: Save 15% on HomePods, Apple TV 4Ks, iPhones, Beats headphones and more at eBay

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Just in, eBay is knocking 15% off already reduced prices with coupon for 14 hours only. With a high max discount of $100 off, it's a great time to snap up the lowest prices available on Apple's HomePod, the popular Apple TV 4K, iPads and more.

Samsung's Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD X5 boasts high read and write speeds

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Samsung has launched the Portable SSD X5, the first NVMe-based external drive of its type from the company, with the compact storage device boasting high transfer speeds thanks to its Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and fast memory.

Review: Blue Yeti Nano shrinks the popular USB microphone

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Blue's latest microphone -- the Yeti Nano -- is a miniaturized version of the company's popular Yeti USB mic. AppleInsider has spent the last couple weeks testing it out ahead of the launch and we are very pleased with this stout recorder.

Apple researching refinements to sunroofs, seating for 'Project Titan' car

Tuesday August 28, 2018

While Apple's self-driving vehicle fleet is the most prominent element of its "Project Titan" research, the company is still working on other areas of the car, including improving the safety of passengers in a vehicle and a sunroof of its own design.